Based in Minnesota, Illume is a unique candle making company today – they do absolutely everything in-house, which means that all of their products are American-made, and ready for consumption. If you’re passionate about buying local and investing in the manufacturers right here in your own country, then Illume is a brand you are going to want to learn more about.
The Illume team lives to create, leveraging in-house calligraphers, illustrators, painters, writers, designers, sourcing geniuses, chemists, mixers, and wick straighteners that work together to take candles and candle products from start to finish. As they put it, they love to take big ideas and inspiration, and then complicate them until they’re messy and unwieldy.
At that point, the team starts refining their creations into absolute candle burning perfection, which for all of us, can be an incredibly therapeutic. What’s more innate to relaxation than coming home from a long day of work, sitting back in a newly filled tub, and lighting our favorite candle? Not much! Which is exactly the kind of attention to detail that fills every single product championed by this team.
As they put it: Illume collaborates every single day to wrangle their biggest ideas into your new favorite find. The result is all natural and organic candle mixtures, candle glasses, and candle gifting sets that you will want to provide to the people who mean the most to you.
Let’s look further into our collaboration with this awesome U.S.A.-made company today.
Illume Candle Glasses
Sometimes, we collect the candles themselves on our travels, and come home needing a place to put the candles for safe burning. That’s why the purchase of just candle glasses is something that Illume makes possible for consumers, creating totally original works of art that have been hand blown into finalized perfection for you and your family.
Take the Illume Coconut Milk Mango Large Mojave candle glass, featuring warm orange and pink colors that will make you think you are somewhere far away, under the swaying palm trees. This glass pairs with their Coconut Milk Mango candle, which gives off scents of island pineapple, freshly-sliced mango, lush papaya, and coconut milk that are fused together with sugarcane and Tahitian vanilla for a smell so alluring, your mouth will start salivating. The glass features a transparent orange-tinted base, with an opaque top portion that illuminate beautifully once you light the candle.
There is also the smaller counterpart and matching candle glass piece of the Illume Coconut Milk Mango Small Mojave glass. At half the height, this tinier candle glass features the same transparent base and opaque topped portion that adds texture and versatility to your candle collection. Nothing is classier than matching, yet differently sized candle glasses, bunched together on coffee tables, shelves, tables, and more. With a few of the Illume candles placed inside, you will find your worries melting away with each swish of the wick.
Illume Metal Flower Bases & Candles
This candle making company is not just satisfied with classic glass candle holders – they also work with metal as well, making all of their metal candle holders right in their Minnesota facility.
They carry an ever-popular Illume Coconut Milk Mango Metal Flower candle and holder, which features a brightly colored gold flower base that is blossoming open towards the sky, holding the coconut milk mango candle inside of it. With a guaranteed burn time of 30-hours, this fresh island candle with notes of coconut, orange, lemon, and mango, will leave you rejuvenated and relaxed in your personal haven. Smaller in stature, this candle is a perfect accessory for anywhere in your home, as well as in your bathroom, as it can easily fit into small spaces without concern of fire hazards.
In this same make and model, Illume also carries a Gardenia Small Metal Flower Candle. With the exact same candle holder and design, the difference is the candle itself, which is a perfect white floral candle made with crushed leafy green notes. Sit back and waft true gardenia heart, as well as smooth velvet amberwood, making this candle more suitable for fall and winter seasons. Not to mention, the gender neutral scent makes it a great option for men. Also sporting a 30-hour burn time, take this candle with you anywhere you go and enjoy months and months of its all natural scents.
Illume Ceramic Flower Candles
Moving on from glass and metal is the collection of ceramic flower candle holders, native to a company like Illume. They carry an Illume Gardenia Ceramic Flower Candle that comes with that classic amberwood and leafy scents, wafting out from the white ceramic holder. Placed in a small, ovular base for the candle composition, when not in use, place the petal-filled top on the candle, making it look like an all-white flower décor staple that will work in any room. Since it is a smaller candle, it comes with 15-hours of burning time, and weighs 6.7-ounces, or 190-grams.
Available in an off-white, pink tinted flower alternative is the Illume Coconut Milk Mango Ceramic Flower Candle. Featuring the same ovular base and floral top that covers the candle when not in use, simply remove the lid and sink back into their famed island mango scent that will really make you ready for summer adventures. This candle also comes with 15-hour of burn time, and weighs the same as its white ceramic counterpart.
Illume Gift Sets and Multiple Candle Boxes
If we really want to woo someone in our lives, then we want to provide them with an entire candle gift set that was made with them in mind. That’s why Illume makes candle sets containing two to three candles, as well as custom matches, for something totally unique and heartfelt.
Starting with the Illume Blackberry Absinthe Radiant Metal kit, this two-candled set features two different metal candle holders, one large and one small, as well as original matches in cases with hand-drawn zebras. Featuring top notes of green leaves, apple, and blackberry, as well as middle notes of rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and lactonic, this is a Northeastern U.S.-inspired candle set that will bring smiles to many faces. The candles are carefully crafted with vapor of blackberries, sweet orange, and green leaves with a heart of crimson rose and Egyptian jasmine petals, steeped with peppery anise and black sandalwood. Talk about a scent combination! All thrown together in copper-colored metal candle bases, these two candles can be perfectly paired and placed anywhere in the home. Plus, with a neutral color of copper, this is a safe gift set to consider for any kind of person in your life.
The same exact gift set is also available in a Crescent Metal kit for a little bit more, considering the pureness of the metal used in the candle bases. Be sure to spend time comparing the two and deciding on the color you feel is right for your special loved one.
Lastly, there is the Illume Blackberry Absinthe 6-Pack Votive Candle Set, which is a smaller six candle package that is colored in grey charcoal for the men in your life. Featuring top notes of green leaves, apple, and blackberry, plus base notes of wood, amber, vanilla, musk, and patchouli, these smaller candles can be used interchangeably at 15-hours of burn time each. The gift set has been colored in darker colors so men feel comfortable using the candles anywhere, anytime.
And don’t forget about the Illume Palo Santo Candle, which is a copper colored cedarwood base that holds an entire glass candle holder inside of it. Typically sold with their cooling spearmint and lemon zest-filled candle, with a hint of anise, this whopping candle product comes with 65-hours of burn time. There is something very modern, yet minimalist about its layered design, which is why this product is oftentimes their most popular candle and candle base combination purchased today.
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We are proud to carry products made from an American-only company, right in the heart of Minnesota. Their entire team covers everything from graphic design, to the mixture of the candle ingredients, to ensure you deeply enjoy the art of smell. Working with American influences in their design, like Victorian home accents meet Art Deco, this is an Americana candle company that is creating something totally new and never-before-seen today.
If you are interested in expanding your candle collection or buying the perfect gift for someone special in your life, we want you to consider our Illume inventory today. Spend some time sifting through our collection, and reacquaint yourself with the simplistic elegance of a hand-made candle today.